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Project Description

STOK KANGRI TREK
LADAKH INDIA

STOK KANGRI TREK
LADAKH INDIA

Stok Kangri Trek – Summit this 6153m trekking peak in Ladakh

We are currently revising our Stok Kangri Trek itinerary and therefore some sections of this webpage have been temporarily removed, please come back shortly.

This Stok Kangri Trek is a real ‘traveller’s trip’, accessing India’s least populated region (Ladakh) from Delhi (a 90 min domestic flight). A warm up trek in this remote and beautiful region before summiting Stok Kangri.

Stok Kangri Trek Highlights

  • Bag a 6000m peak with extensive views across the Himalaya
  • Warm up trek to acclimatise
  • A lightly trekked region; no crowds
  • Interesting geology, flora and fauna.
  • Access is through Delhi, offering numerous extension options

Trekking Peak
Remote Trek
Stunning Scenery

All meals in Ladakh

Summit Trek (6153m)
Numerous High Passes

Domestic Flights
Included

Hotels/Camping

ATOL Protected

Services Included:

  • International flights London – Delhi and domestic flights Delhi – Leh*
  • Airport transfers in Delhi
  • Overnight hotel in Delhi
  • Return airport transfers in Leh
  • Hotel accommodation, twin share, all meals in Leh, in accordance with the itinerary
  • All trek services, including sleeping tents, kitchen, dining tent, sleeping mats, all meals
  • An experienced and qualified English speaking local guide
  • Local porter assistance on trek
  • All necessary trek and National Park access permits
  • Detailed information about the trip and the kit required
  • Support and advice from our UK team who have personal experience of this trek.

Services Excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Indian Tourist Visa (see further details in this document)
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for trek staff
  • Personal spending including laundry, shower or battery charging

* Prices quoted rely on a reasonable time frame of 6 months prior to departure for international and domestic flight bookings. If the booking is less than 6 months, the flights may increase. Prices will be advised and confirmed prior to booking.

Services Included:

  • Return airport transfers in Leh
  • Hotel accommodation, twin share, all meals in Leh, in accordance with the itinerary
  • All trek services, including sleeping tents, kitchen, dining tent, sleeping mats, all meals
  • An experienced and qualified English speaking local guide
  • Local porter assistance on trek
  • All necessary trek and National Park access permits
  • Detailed information about the trip and the kit required
  • Support and advice from our UK team who have personal experience of this trek.

Services Excluded

  • Travel Insurance
  • Indian Tourist Visa (see further details in this document)
  • Soft drinks or alcoholic drinks
  • Tips for trek staff
  • Personal spending including laundry, shower or battery charging

Sole occupation charge – £230 (£180 if Land Only).

If you request sole occupancy, the above charge will apply.

Ladakh is one of those regions where they will charge the same room rate room rate regardless of the number of occupants. If you are a lone traveller, you must be prepared to pay the sole occupancy charge initially. If we subsequently team you up with another group member of the same sex, that charge will disappear.

The fee covers sole occupation for:
All accommodation throughout the trip (Land Only excludes anything outside of Ladakh).

If the above group dates do not suit, you can request alternative dates to suit you. Read more>>

Stok Kangri Trek – It’s All In The Detail

Passport – Must be valid for the duration of your stay. Information source is the FCO Travel Advice and type in the country.

Visa – A tourist visa is required for India. It must be obtained prior to travel and can be done on line. You are strongly advised to read the information contained on the above link.

Flight Tickets – paper tickets are rare these days; all e-tickets. All you need to check in is your passport and PNR Reference No (which we provide you with). From that your boarding passes are provided. We either provide your boarding passes (by email) or you check in on line yourself (or at the airport).

Travel Insurance – Mandatory on our trips. We will ask for proof of cover. We do not sell travel insurance. Go to our Information webpage for our unbias advice and tips.

You will be walking between 5 – 7 hours per day, occasionally longer if it is necessary (summit day is clearly an exception, likely to be in excess of 10 hrs). Distances in mountainous terrain is measured in hours, not distance.

Temperatures during the day (sun up) will vary between 15°C and 25°C. As soon as the sun drops, the temperatures will fall and the night temperatures will drop to close to, if not below zero. You need a sleeping bag that will take you comfortably down to -10°C.

This trek is physical in places with notable long ascents up to the high passes. Taken at a steady pace, they are perfectly achievable. The altitude is likely to be just as much of a challenge. Stok Kangri is 6153m so over 20,000 feet. The climb is done very early morning due to prevailing weather conditions and is therefore likely to be very cold.

Your level of fitness needs to be good to cope with the ascents.

As part of the booking process, you will be asked about any relevant issues of your medical history. If we have any doubts about your ability to take part in the challenge, we may ask you to provide a letter of fitness from your GP, therefore we would recommend that if you have any concerns, you speak to your GP prior to booking.

In the UK, if you can walk for 5 – 6 hrs per day, on consecutive days (comfortably), over undulating terrain (with normal rest stops), carrying a daysack weighing approx 6kg, then you should be perfectly capable of completing this trek.

High Altitude Trekkingmore information >>

Fitness Concerns? – Call us on 01529 488159 or 07725 943108

Food

  • Full board in Ladakh, b’fast in hotels in Delhi.
  • Breakfasts are a choice of cereals, pancakes, porridge, toast, eggs, jam, spreads, etc.. plus hot drinks.
  • Lunches are pack ups (made and distributed at b’fast) and can include potatoes, snack bars, fruit, drinks, etc..
  • Snacks can also be found at the wonderful ‘parachute cafes’ along the route. They sell all sorts of goodies, including biscuits and choc.
  • Tea/coffee, biscuits/cake is also served on arrival into camp.
  • Evening meal is usually 3 courses; soup + rice, pasta, vegetables, etc… + tinned fruit. Hot drink.

Accommodation

  • Hotels – twin share basis, same sex.
  • On trek – tents, twin share basis, same sex.
  • Declared couples (ie married) will be paired together.

International Flights – Our default flights are London Heathrow (LHR) – Delhi (DEL). We use a variety of high quality airlines using direct flights unless there is a good reason why we can’t. Included luggage allowance in the aircraft hold is a min of 20kg but more commonly 23 – 30kg.

London not convenient? – Other UK regional airport options are possible. We appreciate the potential inconvenience of London if you live far away. Whilst using regional airports may attract supplements due to higher flight costs, that cost may be offset by the cost and time of travelling to London. Please ask for advice on 01529 488159.

Domestic Flights – Included as part of this trip are return domestic flights DEL – Leh (IXL). They are direct flights, 90 mins and commonly have luggage allowances of between 15 – 20kg.

The advice here is given in good faith from trusted sources; we are not medical professionals. Check with your Medical Practice if you are up to date with the primary courses.

Vaccinations:

  • Usually advised: Diphtheria; Hepatitis A; Tetanus; Typhoid
  • Consider: Cholera; Hepatitis B; Japanese Encephalitis; Rabies
  • Yellow Fever – consult the website below
  • Information source – http://www.fitfortravel.nhs.uk/destinations/asia-(east)/india.aspx
  • Malaria – very much depends where you go in India. If you are going only to Ladakh, the risk there is reported to be low. Consult the fitfortravel website above for a malaria map coverage.

FREE Vaccinations – the following are usually FREE on the NHS as they are considered the greatest risk if brought into the country:
Cholera, Diphtheria, Polio, Tetanus and Hep A (be aware some of those are combined vaccinations).
Information source – http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1071.aspx?CategoryID=67

The others you are likely to have to pay for.

We recommend budgeting approx £300 for miscellaneous expenses during your trip. This includes meals not included in the itinerary, drinks, supplementary snacks and tips etc. but this amount does depend on your personal spending habits and your wish to buy souvenirs.

Given that all of your food in Ladakh is included, there is little to spend your money on except optional meals out, drinks, etc..

We recommend either carrying additional spare cash OR a debit/credit card as a back up. The latter (credit card) should always be carried for emergencies. Be aware if buying goods in Leh. You can use a credit card but the transaction is often put through as a ‘cash’ sale (despite what they tell you!) on the card making it more expensive.

India’s currency is the Indian Rupee (INR). The currency is not on the open market and therefore you will not be able to obtain any prior to arrival.

We recommend that you do change your cash into INR as local purchases will be much cheaper. Most major currencies are acceptable for exchange in India (cash) including Sterling, US Dollars and Euros. Note that you will exchange a fair amount of your money soon after arrival and if you prefer not to carry all your money in cash, it is possible to withdraw money from ATM’s in Del and/or Leh using your debit or credit card, although be aware that they can be unreliable.

There are money exchanges at the airport, and your Guide will be able to help you if needed.

During the trek, you will be able to buy snacks, chocolate, soft drinks, etc.. at the parachute cafes. Make sure you have small change for this.

Further generic information on subjects such as travel insurance and high altitude trekking can be found on our Information webpage.

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